Jump Crew / Attendant, Sports

Date Posted/Updated: March 5, 2018


Title: Jump Crew (Attendant, Sport)

Position: SEASONAL, Full Time
Number of Spots: 20-30
Expected Placement (subject to change): Beginning of April 2018 to End of October 2018


The Jump Crew (attendant, sport - NOC: 6722) is a seasonal, full-time position at 40 - 44 hours per week at a rate of $14.00-$18.00 per hour. Spruce Meadows is a world renowned show jumping (equestrian sport) venue located in southwest corner of Calgary, Alberta which holds a number of tournaments throughout the year. Events are held on weekends, therefore it is necessary to be available to work weekends, overtime, early mornings, mornings, days and evening/nights. Shifts will fluctuate to coincide with the busy Spruce Meadows Tournament Season.


RESPONSIBILITIES (included, but are not limited to)

·         The setup of competition rings throughout each tournament day for national and internationally designed courses.

·         Measuring heights, widths and distances of obstacles and ensuring they are built to strict Equestrian Canada (EC) and Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) standards.

·         Help set up sports timing Tag Heuer equipment.

·         Assist in the equine ambulance drill and emergency animal removal.

·         Jump repair and general maintenance (including but not limited to: painting; basic carpentry).

·         Divot and turf repair, irrigation requirements related to this scope of practice

·         Basic maintenance and upkeep of all equipment and tools related to the jump crew tasks

·         Maintenance such as sweeping, washing, basic repair (within scope) of Spruce Meadows grounds including but not limited to: pathways of various medium, fencing, temporary and permanent structures.



·         No degree, diploma or certificate required

·         No experience is required, however it is considered an asset have experience with horses (specifically in the sport of show jumping ) and/or as jump crew

·         Reliable transportation to and from work and a  valid Class 5 driver’s license (there is no public transit available to Spruce Meadows)

·         Driver’s abstract

·         Comfortable with a physically demanding job including (but not limited to): Ability to handle heavy loads (40kg or greater) and standing bending, crouching and/or kneeling for longer periods of time.

·         Comfortable with working outdoors in all weather conditions including (but not limited to): hot, cold, wet and dry as well as dusty and noisy areas.

·         Organizational proficiency

·         Ability to multi-task, meet short deadlines and core

·         Strong time management skills

·         Strong team approach and willingness to assist others when necessary

·         Ability to problem solve and exhibit conflict resolution skills

·         Experience and certification in specialized equipment operation (skidsteer, fork lift, aerial work platform, agricultural equipment, tractors, etc.) (Strong Asset)

·         Current certificate in Standard First Aid & CPR Level C (Asset)

·         Ability to speak a second language fluently (Asset)

·         Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) official certification, Jump Crew Level 1B (Asset)



The Spruce Meadows Mission Statement, the focus of excellent service, the heart and mind of the Southern Family is always at the forefront. This includes but not limited to Spruce Meadows e-mail protocol, quotations, contracts, general correspondence and verbal communications; both in person and via telecommunications (See Spruce Meadows Policy and Procedure Manual, Spruce Meadows Code of Conduct, Spruce Meadows Confidentiality Agreement). – All Spruce Meadows employees are expected to demonstrate and uphold the Spruce Meadows Mission Statement.



If you would be interested in joining our team, please mail, fax or email your resume to:
Spruce Meadows
RE: Jump Crew
18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2X 4B7

Fax: 403.974.4266
Email: careers@sprucemeadows.com


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

No phone calls please.